Dead by Daylight Reveals Darkness Among Us Update, Dedicated Servers Announced
The asymmetric survival horror game put up an impressive showing at The Game Awards.
By Chris Morse
Behaviour Interactive's Dead by Daylight showing at The Game Awards was fairly quick but it was substantial nonetheless, showing off the next major content update as well as tossing in a few important announcements about the game's future.
For starters, the developer has a five-year plan in place for this game. They want it to keep going and they want to keep supporting it, so the first big announcement, aside from a new update, is that they are committed to moving the game away from peer-to-peer and rolling out dedicated servers. This highly-anticipated feature is set to arrive in the summer of next year, which should provide a substantial improvement to the game's performance and connectivity.
Furthermore, the studio dropped the trailer for its latest update, titled Darkness Among Us, which you can give a watch above. Like usual, the update brings a new map, killer, and survivor for players to enjoy but it's not totally cookie-cutter either. The new killer, named The Legion, is four characters merged into one and excels at taking down survivors who are working together in a group. Plus, it's easy to mistake The Legion as a fellow survivor and such an error could quickly spell doom for you.
Jeff Johansen is the new survivor character and his powers mostly help him cooperate with other survivors. He's big and intimidating but he has a heart of gold, making him a great contrast to the new killer. Finally, the new map coming with this update is called Mount Ormond Resort, giving players a new location to battle it out to the death.
There's no release date for this new Dead by Daylight update just yet but we'll keep you posted right here on Dead Entertainment.